Florida Lt. Governor Resigns Amid Allegations of $300 Million Web Cafe Scam
Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll is one greater than 50 people who’ve been questioned in a massive web cafe scam investigation amid allegations that a public relations firm of which she is co-owner did PR for Allied Veterans, which reportedly fronted for the scam. Although perhaps not by herself charged with any wrongdoing in the scandal that is unfolding Carroll stepped down from her post immediately, stating that although her PR firm had been also maybe not alleged to have been involved, she did not want her ties to Allied to be always a distraction to Florida Governor Rick Scott’s administration.
Lawyer was Mastermind
Still a developing story, it would appear that 49-year-old Jacksonville lawyer Kelly Mathis ended up being the mastermind behind an enormous gambling ring that used Allied Veterans being a front to skim $300 million from Internet cafes in 23 Florida counties, too as six states.
Allied Veterans of the World, an organization that is nonprofit to help veterans and in procedure since 1979, could be the target of the investigation. The team operated 49 Internet cafes in Florida between 2007 and 2012, and those cafes earned some $300 million in revenues. Nearly all that money needs gone to help veterans in V.A. hospitals and clinics with their rehabilitation, but in reality, only $6 million for the total take, a mere 2 percent, wound up being reported as charitable donations Continue reading “Florida Lt. Governor Resigns Amid Allegations of $300 Million Web Cafe Scam”